May
7

Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

When
May 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM
Where
Online
Sponsors
Oregon Global Warming Commission
Cost
Free—public meeting

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission will hear presentations from invited panels to inform its work to establish a natural and working lands goal, in response to the Governor’s executive order requiring state agencies to consider climate change. The panels will address the following key questions related to this effort:

  • How ambitious should Oregon be in setting the natural and working lands goal?
  • What actions are being taken that could help to increase carbon sequestration in Oregon’s natural and working lands.
  • What other considerations should the Oregon Global Warming Commission keep in mind as we set carbon sequestration goals for natural and working lands?

The Commission is expected to vote on several recommendations related to setting and managing an emissions reduction and carbon dioxide sequestration goal for Oregon’s natural and working lands. Final decisions on all recommendations will be made at our meeting on June 4, 2021.

The agenda and additional meeting information, including how to listen in, is available on the Commission’s website (https://www.keeporegoncool.org/meetings). Additional meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to provide written comments to the Commission through the online contact form or by email ([email protected]). Those received by noon on April 30 will be shared with Commission members in advance of the meeting.